Rods, New - Factory and Custom

Many People ask us what rods we actually fish.  They want to know the rods that we like the best since we can fish any rod that we want to.  In actuality, we only stock the rods that we fish.  Sometimes we cannot get the rods from the supplier to have them in stock for you because so many other fly fishers want to fish that same rod.  However, we restock them as quickly as we can whenever they are available.  Many other rods are excellent and are available from us.  They are noted on our"Selecting your rod" page (Please see menu on left).  Please keep in mind that we primarily fish for trout in Montana when you see the rods that we currently fish.

The rods we currently love to fish:

1) LOOP CROSS S1: 6 weight 9' rod.  This is a great all around rod for big trout on big water.  We most commonly fish the Missouri River in Montana and this is normally the first rod we string.

We prefer our custom rods to any factory rods produced by anyone, including LOOP. 
However, we only sell factory made LOOP rods at this time. 
The factory CROSS S1 rods are available in all models.  These are great rods.

2) SAGE X 5 weight 9' rods
The SAGE X is a delightful rod if you like fast action rods.  It throws some of the tightest loops we have ever been able to throw.  It is light in hand and a delight to fish.  These are available in both factory and custom models in a variety of weights and lengths.  When we want high line speed in the wind, this is our go-to rod.

3) The SAGE Circa 489-4
Quite possibly the best graphite dry fly rod we have ever used.  Although discontinued, we have one left at a discounted price of only $695 (down from $850). A delightful, delicate, smooth rod that drops a fly on a spring creek more quietly than anything we have used in many years.
We love the 4 weight 8'9" rod.

4) The EPIC Carbon fiber (graphite) 590-4  and 690-4
An all around trout rod that is a superb rod for most any fishing condition.  If you can only buy one trout outfit, this might be your best bet.  In our special package offer of rod, with matching Lamson Speedster 2 reel and Rio Single Hand Spey line (or any other Rio line of $99.95 or less)  in WF5F. Call us for our incredible price! 
 Epic rods are available only in custom models.



All SAGE Factory rods are normally available in a maximum of two days from date of purchase, even if we do not currently have them in stock!



Loop Cross S1 Rods with Nano technology!


We are extremely impressed with the Loop Cross S1 rods.  All of the factory made models are now available.  The LOOP CROSS S1 is an incredible and very durable dry-fly and streamer rod that casts with minimal effort.  It also does a very good job when nymphing. 

Please read what one of clients wrote to us about his LOOP CROSS S1:


"Bob,

For years I have watched people try unsuccessfully to improve their golf game by buying new equipment. Ultimately, their swing flaws overpower the new technology and they are stuck with the same old game even after the equipment upgrade.

Well, I fished with the new Cross S1 5wt and the Opti Dry Fly reel you sold me for the first time last evening on the Hiwassee River here in S.E. Tennessee. As a direct result of this outing, I have come to the conclusion that you can buy the ability to effectively cast a fly for distance and accuracy. The difference between this rig and what I had been fishing is almost indescribable. The rod loads with ease and delivers effortless power. I am blown away by its performance and feel. As for the reel, the smooth action is a joy and it really picks up the line with that large arbor. It is a perfect compliment to the rod. All this performance and just plain great looking too! It is an understatement to say that I am 100% satisfied.

 I bought this setup for trout fishing but my first fish turned out to be a surprise 2lb Smallmouth that blew up on a Griffith’s Gnat drifting through a run that always produces nice Rainbows . Big fun and a nice little test to help me get acquainted with my new favorite rig.

 Thanks again for all of your help and for your honest endorsement of the Loop products I ended up buying. I will be reaching out to you again soon for a heavier version of the same thing.

 Best Regards,

 Eddie Triplett, Cleveland, TN"



 The LOOP CROSS S1 4, 5 and 6 weights are made in 9' lengths.  If you prefer a longer rod for nymphing,  there are few rods that have the abilities of the new LOOP OPTI PEAK 11' 4 weight rod.  This amazing 4 weight rod is only $599 and has the ability to control Atlantic Salmon!  High sticking is a breeze, mending?-No problem!  The dry fly presentations and mending ability of the OPTI PEAK rod are a delight.

If you are familiar with Lord of the Streams, you know that we sell factory as well as custom SAGE rods and custom Winston rods.  In the past we have sold many other rods from other manufacturers.  This LOOP CROSS S1 rod is one of the best all-around rods we have ever used!

The LOOP OPTI STREAM rod, at only $532 has been rated by the famous George Anderson 5-Weight Shootout for in the top 3 5 weight rods in the world for the past three years.  It has been rated as high as 2nd.  It beat all comers in the $700-$900 price range except one or two each year.  This rod is a real bargain and is not even the best rod that LOOP makes!  See the "Package Deals" page for specifics on this rod. 

Simply put, the Loop CROSS S1 5-weight rod is superior in what we look for in a dry-fly and nymph combo rod.  The 6-weight is our  go-to big trout rod for streamers, hopper/dropper rigs and big dry flies.  The 4 weight is an incredible dry fly rod.  The 3 weight is one of the most delightful small stream rods we have ever cast.  If you are looking for a rod that makes short and long casts equally well, can throw small dries and streamers equally well, allows you to feel the rod load yet creates wonderful line speed with little effort, is light and delicate yet extremely durable, this is your rod. 
It is our most common choice for our own personal use out of any rod made today.  

Please watch the 3 videos that are included in the "Announcements-What's NEW"  page in our menu and you will get excited as well.
Sage Factory Rods

We have all Sage Factory rods available including the new SAGE MOD and the SAGE X.  Any model that we do not have in-house is available within one day from the factory if we order before 2 PM on weekdays.   We sell all factory made rods at MSRP.  Please check with us on any "In-Shop Specials" that we may be running that we cannot advertise.  Most rods also ship for free and there is no sales tax unless you live in Washington State. 


New Lord of the Streams Custom Rods:  Call or email to order or inquire

Custom Sage Rods-start at 10% below MSRP!!!

We are currently offering all Custom one-hand premium Sage rods (no switch or spey) rods) that have an MSRP of $695 or higher at 90% of MSRP.  This is one heck of a deal!  This price applies to rods equipped with our superb standard components.

Completed Custom Rods for SALE:

At this time, we have several completed  (some lightly used) custom SAGE rods for sale.  The following SAGE ONE rod is an example of our work that was sold recently.

This is the SAGE ONE 696-4
(6 weight, 9' 6", four piece rod) pictured immediately below.  The rod is beautifully wrapped in Scarlet, Black and Silver.  It comes with an aluminum rod tube and sock.  This is an upgrade from our standard custom rod in that it has a Struble U-44 reel seat (the most beautiful ever made by Struble), an Amboyna reel seat insert, the finest grade of cork grip available to us, and has a beautiful underwrap on the stripper guide.  Each female ferrule has 6 wraps of silver inlaid in black to designate the weight of the rod.  These wraps are complemented by similar inlays above the grip and under the stripper guide.  You will never see another rod exactly like this one.








-Here are a couple of pictures of some of our completed rods that have been sold: The rod immediately below was constructed on a North Fork Composites blank.  It has Dark Blue wraps with black and silver accents on a plain gray carbon blank- These are typical representations of our custom work.


We can make a"Sage One" 590-4, 5 weight, 9', 4 piece rod exquisitely wrapped in many color choices.  The one below is wrapped conservatively in black and silver.  It also comes with a Sage brand, cordura covered rod case with internal dividers.   Please check our "Package Deals" page for pricing.

You can also have us create a "package" for you.  How would you like a new LOOP, SAGE, or Waterworks/Lamson reel and a new Rio or LOOP line with your new rod?  Just email or call us for a quote. 
  

 
 

The TXL Package shown below also sold recently- We can create any premium Sage package that you desire.  Just email for a quote!




 If desired, we can inscribe you name on any or our rods at no extra charge.
 





--All Sage and Winston "Premium" blanks are available for Custom Rods--

We keep many of these blanks in stock.  All others are normally available within one week.


We make all Sage premium one handed rods.  We  have

discontinued making Spey rods at this time due to the 

demand for our traditional one-hand rods.


We do sell both LOOP and SAGE factory Switch and Spey rods!



This sample Sage Z-Axis pictured below has a Guinea fowl feather inlay.


This Winston BIIIx was wrapped in Rust, Copper, Scarlet and Black.           

                                                                                                                  This Sage One was wrapped in Dark Green, Gold, Black and scarlet.                                                                                                                         It also bears a South American Agate nickel-silver stripper

































 


 


 







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